A morning spent at Festilou

This morning I brought my little one to Festilou, a Festival de contes pour la jeunesse held at Théâtre de l’Esquisse on rue Marie-Anne. The piece we saw, entitled Petites sagesses, had three different storytellers, each as unique as their stories: Éric Michaud, Éveline Ménard and Saulo Olmedo Evans. We heard a story about a [...]

A day spent at Marché Créatif du Printemps

On May 14, 2022, I ventured over to another part of town to attend the 7th edition of the Marché du printemps. The market, held at the steel-and-brick-filled, all-empowering Locoshop Angus, featured local, hand-fashioned everything: from spicy sauces to pet fashion accessories. From children's wood toys to vegan purses. There is something about listening to [...]

Balkan’s Leonard Cohen is No More

Djordje Balašević (1963-2021) “Life?” Balašević once said, “You know on the grave, where it’s written the year of birth and the year of death? Well, that dash in between, that's life.” If that dash was short-lived for Balašević, who left us at 67 years of age, it made a grand impact on the Balkans over [...]

Visual Arts Centre Zoom Reading

Last night I read (virtually) alongside the infamous Louise Dupré, H. Nigel Thomas, James Dunnigan, and Anita Anand. The event was hosted by Ian Ferrier, who closed the Zoom reading with a deep sound performance. Louis Dupré moved me to near tears with her text about her mother, taken from her memoir. I also loved James’ tone--the quasi-Romantic [...]

Virtual Poetry Reading Scheduled

I’ve been invited to read (virtually) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Visual Arts Centre Zoom Reading. I look forward to reading and sharing some of my new work. I hope you will connect with us. Here are the details: Curator: Ilona Martonfi When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:00PM - 8:30PM What: An Evening [...]

Three Poems Published in Bengaluru Review

Three of my poems have been recently accepted by Bengaluru Review. About the Review: "Bengaluru Review is an online magazine dedicated to art and its many expressions. Started as a joint collaboration by Abhivyakti and Atta Galatta, the magazine is run completely on submission basis. We publish reviews of books, poetry, plays, exhibitions, events, art festivals, films, [...]

Brickyard by Brick Books

Brickyard by Brick Books has accepted a video recording of my poetry. About Brickyard: "Brickyard is an audio/visual hub proud to showcase excellence in Canadian writers, poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists. Brickyard aims to build relationships with potential print-list authors while simultaneously showcasing the different kinds of poetries being performed in Canada. Using an [...]

The Toronto Launch

I flew over to TO and had a blast reading some of my poems to a newly discovered crowd. The Toronto Launch of Mansfield Press’ Fall 2017 Edition was held on Sunday, November 19 @ 2pm at Monarch Tavern (a landmark established in 1910 in the Little Italy neighbourhood). The event featured local poet and [...]